Irish Hotties Anyone?

17 Mar

The Passionate Reads authors are pleased to welcome today’s guest blogger, Cristal Ryder, author of Switch Me Up.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Irish Blessing

It’s St. Paddy’s Day. Green beer me! Thanks for having me today at Passionate Reads. I’m thrilled to be here and celebrate on this most fine Irish day. To help with the fun and frolic that revolves around St. Paddy’s Day, I’ve found a bit of Irish eye candy for you.

Know who this is? A very young and terribly handsome Liam Neeson. Oh ya, he had it going on then and still does now.

Then we have this Irish hunk. He’s crossed the sands of time and his rugged looks never grow old.

There is a very special treat for you at the end of this post. Make sure you don’t miss it after I tease you with an excerpt of my newest release.

Yesterday Switch Me Up came out with Ellora’s Cave in their EC for Men line. I’m so happy to be one of the first bunch authors published in this line. There’s nothing Irish in the story at all and that’s okay, because there is a whole lot more fun going.

Switch Me Up Blurb:

Steve wasn’t sure how playing it safe to find a match on a dating site could have gone so wrong—or was it so right? Younger than him by ten years, Clare exudes confidence, sexuality and an erotic allure that leaves no room for misinterpretation. She wants him. And he wants nothing more than to bury himself in her heat. But she comes with some baggage. Literally. Once his predatory minx breaks open the suitcase and the toys come out, Steve knows he’s in for the wildest ride of his life.

An Excerpt From: SWITCH ME UP

Copyright © CRISTAL RYDER, 2012

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

He left her in the living room. Upstairs he tossed some clothes laying around his bedroom into the hamper, smoothed the bed that didn’t need fixing and turned on the bedside lamp.

He was about to have sex with a complete stranger.

Something so totally out of character for him it made him nervous. He may be apprehensive but he sure wasn’t dead and he wasn’t about to let this opportunity pass by. His heart started to race and his cock hardened. Sex. Tonight he was going to bang a woman ten years his junior. What did that make him?

A lucky fucking dog, that’s what. He smiled at his wit.

Once he was satisfied with the room Steve went back downstairs.

He totally expected her to be sitting on the couch waiting for him with her drink in hand. He half hoped she’d be naked or something. Instead she sat in the shadows out of the glow of the fire. She had changed clothes. Steve adjusted his balls and stiffening dick in his jeans.

What the fuck did she have on?

She stood and stepped into the light cast by the fire and lamp in the far corner. He nearly swallowed his tongue. Now he knew one thing she had in the suitcase.

“Do you like?” Clare smoothed her palms over her breasts, along her sides and ended her caress by placing her hands on her hips, tipping her shoulder forward with her hip cocked. Her voice, low and sultry, wrapped around him like hot honey.

Steve nodded.

“Speak, tell me you like it.”

His eyebrows shot up and Clare reached out a hand sheathed in elbow-length leather opera gloves and touched his shoulder.

“I like it,” he replied quickly.

Clare’s husky laugh didn’t seem to fit her tiny form. She circled and paused behind him, running her finger across his back from shoulder to shoulder before settling both palms on his hips. He craned his head to look at her and was distracted when her black, stocking-clad leg hooked around his knee. Steve’s hand dropped to her thigh and held her leg in place.

“I’m glad you like it,” she whispered in his ear.

He kept his gaze glued on her leg, rubbing his palm up her thigh to the scarlet top on the stockings and back down to her knee. It was a spectacular sight. He groaned when she thrust her hips against his ass and tightened her grip.

“Are you hard for me?”

Is she fucking kidding? “Why don’t you check for yourself?”

“Oh, what a delicious invitation.”


Come visit my home at Ellora’s Cave


 Now for that little treat I promised. What does he have to do with anything Irish? Nothing as far as I can see, but save the best for last they say.


23 Responses to “Irish Hotties Anyone?”

  1. Uncle Tree March 17, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    Cheerz to a happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂 Uncle Tree

  2. Marilyn Campbell March 17, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Welcome to Passionate Reads Cristal – Thanks for getting the day started with such warm thoughts! Had not known Liam was THAT hot in his younger days.

  3. Cristal Ryder March 17, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    Thanks for having me today! And yes, LIam was very hot! I fell for him way, way back when he was in a Woman of Substance.

  4. Riley Murphy (@Riley__Murphy) March 17, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Hi Cristal! *waves* Marilyn!

    Cristal, this sounds awesome! I love the blurb. The excerpt is sexy and fun! Liam? *swoon* and Mr. You-Can-Sprawl-On-My-bed any damned time you want, ain’t bad either. 😉

    The best of luck with this one. You go girl!


    • Cristal Ryder March 17, 2012 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks Riley! And I’ve had reader feedback over on my website …. from a GUY … very cool.

  5. Karla March 17, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Hi, Cristal!

    Thanks for the eye-candy. Yum. Love the excerpt…very intriguing! I hope you have tons of sales! 🙂

    • Cristal Ryder March 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Glad you liked the excerpt Karla. A little bit of eye-candy doesn’t do any harm, does it 🙂

  6. shannonemmel March 17, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Hi Cristal & Welcome to our “Passionate Reads” Blog!
    Fun post.
    Great Excerpt!
    …and that “special treat at the end”…THAT”S what I call a Birthday Present!

    Thanks for the delightful Irish Eye Candy!


  7. Anya Richards March 17, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Yeah, Cristal! Thanks for the great wake up shots! Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all.

  8. punkey00 March 17, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Happy St. Patricks Day to everyone! When I had tead when the topic of the day was, all I could think of are two very HOT Irish men that need to be recognized on St. Patricks Day. They are the twins from “Boondock Saints” The MacManus brothers!!! (Aka- Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus)!!! If you haven’t seen the movie, today is a great day to watch it before you go “Get your Irish on”!

  9. Marilyn Campbell March 17, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Oh and how about Tristan, last season’s new pro on Dancing with the Stars? I know my daughter just about fainted every time he was on camera…speaking or not!

  10. KJ Reed March 17, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    The best for last, indeed. I’ll just pretend he’s Irish. Yup. Looks Irish enough to me! 🙂

  11. naramalone March 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Switch Me Up sounds like a great read. And I’m certain that last guy must be Irish. Doesn’t he look Irish to you? Happy St. Pat’s Cristal. 🙂

  12. incaunipocrit March 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Reblogged this on ATA MOTEK.

  13. Kate Willoughby March 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Hey, great excerpt! Really makes you want to read more! Happy Release Day!

    • Cristal Ryder March 18, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks, Kate. Let me know what you think if you do 🙂

  14. Tibby Armstrong March 18, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    The first time I remember seeing Liam was in the television movie based on Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance. His Irish accent sent tingles up my 17 year old spine then and it still does now.

    Congratulations on Switch Me Up! That is a smokin’ excerpt!


    • Cristal Ryder March 18, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      That’s when I saw him the first time too. And thanks!

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